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Where Venezuelan merchants dock and sell their fresh fish, produce and spices.
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"fruits and vegetables"
in 16 reviews
"interesting market"
in 6 reviews
"for sale"
in 8 reviews
"selling fruit"
in 3 reviews
"fresh catch"
in 2 reviews
"freshest produce"
in 2 reviews
"sell their goods"
in 2 reviews
"fun place to visit"
in 2 reviews
"passion fruit"
in 3 reviews
"small bridge"
in 2 reviews
"us dollars"
in 2 reviews
"we enjoyed walking"
in 2 reviews
"walking tour"
in 2 reviews
"great pictures"
in 2 reviews
"queen emma bridge"
in 3 reviews
"unique experience"
in 2 reviews
"venezuela"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Apparently the Venezuelan government put stop to the boats coming to Curacao to sell their fruit. We had purchased fruit there in 2017 and were very saddened after 100 years you could no longer do so

1  Thank Miller_Robert
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

We were here in March, and REALLY looking forward to seeing the floating market, but Venezuela had put in place restrictions from produce being transported to Curacao (their main source of fresh food) in January 2018. They hope to get more local providers committed to...More

1  Thank Donna S
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Fascinating floating bridge, stalls are much the same, people very friendly, a unique experience. Many riverside restaurants available, a nice place to unwind

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

We were hoping to visit the Floating Market, but was sad to find out that after 101 yrs, Venezuela has now banded their fisherman from coming to this island. So sad.

1  Thank annettew415
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Apparently the vendors come from Venezuela by boat with produce and other wares.They no longer sell directly from their boats. They tie up behind stalls on shore now. The produce offered is a bit fresher and more varied than what we found in the grocery...More

2  Thank BarbaraF841
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

We were here early in the morning, so there weren't so many tourists yet and we had time to wander around and take some nice photos(especially from the Bridge behind stalls). Many of the vendors are from Venezuela, so they speak mostly/only Spanish. Fruits were...More

Thank Halkidis
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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

No matter how many times I’ve been to curacao over the last 44 years, I’m still in awe of the floating market. The small boats that come from Venezuela to sell their fruit and fish. It’s colorful, and the fruit is great!

Thank labmom13
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

We were really excited to see the floating market. So we were a bit disappointed when we got there and found out it isn't floating anymore. Don't get me wrong the boats are still tied up behind but the government had purchase stands to make...More

1  Thank amanda5805
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

This could be a quick visit. The boats pull up to booths and sell produce. Only a handful were occupies with product. One of the locals told us it used to be very busy but something to do with the government something has caused it...More

2  Thank scrapbookchef
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

This market is easily walkable regardless of where you are in the town. Lots of stalls .... also some paintings are less expensive here than from the other sidewalk vendors like half the price.....

1  Thank bob n
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Response from Jenny C | Reviewed this property |
6am till 2pm most days.closed on sundays
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Diane M
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Response from Mary S | Reviewed this property |
A slight walk across the pontoon bridge and to the left
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